2013 Biography Movies

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street

  • 77%
  • R
  • 179 min
  • Crime

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave

  • 96%
  • R
  • 134 min
  • Biography

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting...

Rush (2013)

Rush

  • 89%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Action

Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks

  • 79%
  • PG-13
  • 125 min
  • Biography

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes...

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips

  • 93%
  • PG-13
  • 134 min
  • Action

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

42 (2013)

42

  • 79%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Biography

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Lovelace (2013)

Lovelace

  • 83%
  • R
  • 92 min
  • Biography

A true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970's, LOVELACE stars Amanda Seyfried and Golden Globe® nominee Peter Sarsgaard opposite an all-star cast that includes Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, Adam Brody, Emmy® winner Bobby Cannavale, Academy Award® nominee James Franco, Debi Mazar, Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, Eric Roberts, Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone, Academy Award nominee Chloe Sevigny and Juno Temple.

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The Frozen Ground (2013)

The Frozen Ground

  • 60%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Biography

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Lee Daniels' the Butler (2013)

Lee Daniels' the Butler

  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 132 min
  • Biography

The film will revolve around the true story of an African-American butler who served at the White House. The film is based off the story "A Butler Well Served By This Election," written by Wil Haygood. The story revolved around Eugene Allen, who was a Presidential butler from 1952 to 1986, and is paralleled with the election of Barack Obama.

The Bling Ring (2013)

The Bling Ring

  • 60%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Biography

In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”

In The Bling Ring, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia...

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station

  • 94%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Biography

This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the...

Devil's Knot (2013)

Devil's Knot

  • 22%
  • NONE
  • 114 min
  • Biography

Based on the true crime book, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot tells the compelling story of three teenagers accused of the brutal 1993 murder of three 8-year old boys in Memphis, Ark. - two of them sentenced to life imprisonment and one to death. The film explores the lives of deeply misunderstood outsiders, their families and communities, and their darkest fantasies. The conviction of the West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jesse...

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Behind the Candelabra

  • 95%
  • NONE
  • 118 min
  • Biography

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Kill Your Darlings

  • 76%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Biography

Daniel Radcliffe will play poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, an ensemble film about the murder that helped spawn the Beat Generation.

Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston will also star in the movie, Whishaw will play Lucien Carr, the Columbia University undergrad who brought together Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster)

The Grandmaster (2013)

The Grandmaster

  • 78%
  • PG-13
  • 130 min
  • Action

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, The Grandmaster features...

The Fifth Estate (2013)

The Fifth Estate

  • 37%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Biography

Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), “The Fifth Estate” traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises

  • 88%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Animation

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge...

Jobs (2013)

Jobs

  • 27%
  • PG-13
  • 122 min
  • Biography

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. JOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs' life. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access...

The Invisible Woman (2013)

The Invisible Woman

  • 76%
  • R
  • 111 min
  • Biography

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Diana (2013)

Diana

  • 8%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Biography

Takes audiences into the private realm of one the world's most iconic and inescapably public women -- the Princess of Wales, Diana -- in the last two years of her meteoric life. On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel explores Diana's final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, the human complications of which reveal the Princess's climactic days in a compelling new light.